Saturday, February 25, 2017

Chicken Diane Flambe

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 
Salt and pepper
4 T. unsalted butter, divided use
6 T. minced shallots

1/3 cup brandy
1/4 cup dry white wine or vermouth 

4 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 cup A-1 steak sauce
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 T. minced chives
Serves 4.

1. Trim chicken and pound to an even 1/2 inch thickness. Season chicken with salt and pepper.

2. Melt 2 T. butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken breasts and cook 2 minutes per side. Add brandy and ignite, turn off heat and shake the pan until flames subside. Remove chicken to a plate.

3. Add remaining butter and the shallots to the skillet and cook over medium low heat for 1 minute. Whisk in mustard and A-1 sauce and boil down to reduce to a syrup.

4. Add the broth and continue to boil until reduced to 1/2 cup. Add cream and boil to thicken. Return chicken to the skillet along with any accumulated juices. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve chicken with sauce and sprinkled with chives.

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